2016 Carving Competition

The 2016 Carving Competition is part of the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival being held February 5-7, 2016 in Washington, NC. The following are the tentative list of competitions and major changes for the 2016 show.

Changes compared to 2015:

  • O’Neal’s Drug Store Gunning Division :
    • This competition will be eliminated in 2016.
    • No competition for 2016.
  • T.R.A.D.E. :
    • This competition will be eliminated in 2016.
    • No competition for 2016.
  • Contemporary Antique:
    • Multiple entries will be allowed in the contemporary antique division.
    • An “entry” may consist of multiple birds (e.g. a hunting rig).


Species selections for 2016:

  • NC Championship: Hooded Merganser Drake
  • Decorative Head Carving: Black Bellied Whistling Duck Drake
  • Pamlico River Pairs: Any Marsh Duck


Tentative List of Competition Divisions for 2016

DIVISION A (IWCA) Decorative Lifesize Wildfowl (Floating)

DIVISION B (IWCA) Decorative Lifesize Wildfowl (Non-Floating)

DIVISION C (IWCA) Decorative Miniature

DIVISION D (IWCA) Pamlico Gunning Decoy (IWCA Style)

Division E (IWCA) and East Carolina Wildfowl Guild Working Decoy Division (IWCA Working)

Division F East Carolina Wildfowl Guild North Carolina Decoy Carving Championship Division

Hooded Merganser Drake

Division G East Carolina Wildfowl Guild Decorative Head Carving Competition

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck Drake

Division H (IWCA) Shorebird Style Competition (IWCA Shorebird Style)

Division I (IWCA) Tri-County Telephone Canvas Gunning Decoy Division

Division J East Carolina Wildfowl Guild Pamlico River Gunning Pairs Competition

Any Marsh Duck

Division K East Carolina Wildfowl Guild

*** NO COMPETITION IN 2016 ***

Division L East Carolina Wildfowl Guild

*** NO COMPETITION in 2016 ***

Division M East Carolina Wildfowl Guild Contemporary Antique Decoy Division

Division N North Carolina Songbird Division